Category Archives: Sports

Olympics

Last night was the beginning of competition. Tonight will be the opening ceremonies. I watched last night because it was mainly figure skating. It’s one of the few winter sports that I care anything about watching. I watched the men’s short program for team skating (I recorded the couples because they were on too late). The men’s program was quite disappointing. There was a lot of hype over some of the skaters just to watch them fall down. Plus, Johnny Weir was a commentator and he’s just a snarky bitch. It’s one thing to be a snarky bitch around friends who appreciate it, but it’s another thing to be on live TV and be a snarky bitch. I did not care for the men’s program last night. Let’s hope the opening ceremony is fabulous.


Super Bowl

It really didn’t matter to me who won, the Patriots or the Eagles. I’m not a fan of either. I probably lean more toward the Eagles because I like their QB Nick Foles, and I don’t like the Patriot QB Tom Brady. No matter who plays, many of us still watch the game because we want to see the commercials. If you watched it for the commercials, what was your favorite?


National Champs: Roll Tide

Yea Alabama

Yea, Alabama! Drown ’em Tide!

Every ‘Bama man’s behind you,

Hit your stride.

Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,

Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave.

And if a man starts to weaken,

That’s a shame!

For Bama’s pluck and grit have

Writ her name in Crimson flame.

Fight on, fight on, fight on men!

Remember the Rose Bowl, we’ll win then.

Go, roll to victory,

Hit your stride,

You’re Dixie’s football pride,

Crimson Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!


All SEC

You should realize by now, I’m a big college football fan. I’m sorry that the season is almost over. However, I am super excited that the National Championship Game will be an all SEC game. The Southeastern Conference has proven that it is a powerhouse in college football. They prove it year in and year out. The Georgia/Oklahoma game was a bit of a nail biter, but Georgia came out on top in the second overtime. The Alabama/Clemson game was not so much of a nail biter. Clemson never scored a touchdown, only two field goals. Alabama just powered on ahead. The interception and subsequent touchdown by Da’Ron Payne of Alabama was a definite highlight. I love it when big guys score.

So next Monday night will decide it. Will it be Alabama or will it be Georgia?

Roll Tide!!!


Super Bowl 


It was an exciting game. Overtime is always exciting, but damn I wish Atlanta had just kept their lead. I’d rather see a straight out win than an exciting game. Exciting games tend to mean that my team loses, which is what happened last night. I may live in New England but it doesn’t mean I’m going to pull for them. I’m a southern boy at heart, and I wanted Atlanta to win. Oh well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles.


Moment of Zen: Rivalry Weekend

Whether you root for Michigan or Ohio State, Georgia or Georgia Tech, Florida or Florida State, Ole Miss or Mississippi State, Clemson or South Carolina or more importantly Auburn or Alabama, this is an exciting weekend in college football. I couldn’t name all the rivalries, but I named some of the more important ones. Of course to me, the most exciting of them all is the Alabama vs. Auburn game. Who will win? We shall see.


Moment of Zen: Football 

There is a big game on tonight LSU (5-2) vs. Alabama (8-0). Historically, if LSU wins during an election year, Republicans win the White House, but if Alabama wins during an election year, Democrats win the White House. I’m not an LSU fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I am an Alabama fan. This gives me all the more reason to root for Alabama. If you’re interested, it’s on CBS at 8pm Eastern Time.


Game 7

I didn’t watch the World Series. I pulled for the Cubs, but it just made me too nervous to watch. So last night, instead of watching Game 7, I watched the Country Music Awards. It was the 50th Anniversary so a lot of classic country music people were on their. I enjoyed seeing Alabama, Alan Jackson, Reba, and many others in the first eight minutes of the show. The newer acts though were hit or miss. Some I thought were just awful. However, anytime I get to see Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, it’s a good night. He’s so impossibly handsome and even more so in person.

The CMAs or the World Series, it didn’t matter because I didn’t stay up to see the end of either one. I just can’t stay up that late and still get up and go to work. At least not go to work and be productive.


Back to Work 

I’ve been away from work for basically two weeks. I went back to work after my conference last week only to have to fly to Alabama for my granny’s funeral. It will be strange after being away for so long, but I do have plenty of work to do to keep me busy. I haven’t seen my boss in over two weeks as she left for a conference just as I was on my way back from mine.

Now, if you are wondering: why the picture above? The World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs started last night. I personally am rooting for the Cubs. Since I was a child, I loved Ryne Sandberg of the Chicago Cubs. I can’t root against Ryne’s team now. I hope they win this thing. I will watch what I can of the World Series but I can’t stay up and watch all the games since I do have to work.


A Little Less Homophobia?

There’s a saying in Rio that goes something like this: “Romance is always in the air in Rio, but only until the wind changes, and then…comes more romance.” And while NBC Sports may be homophobic, NBC Nightly News is a bit less so. Last night the final story was about Olympic athletes getting engaged at the Olympic Games. It’s seems everyone wants to get married.

Will Claye did. The American triple jumper claimed a silver medal in his event on Tuesday, but topped the podium in affairs of the heart. Moments after securing his medal, he rushed to the stands and popped the question to his girlfriend, hurdler Queen Harrison. Naturally, she said yes, prompting Claye to pump his fist with delight.

Marjorie Enya did. A volunteer stadium manager at the rugby venue in Deodoro, Enya proposed to her girlfriend, Brazil women’s national team player Isadora Cerullo, on the playing field at the completion of the women’s competition, and got the answer she wanted.

Qin Kai and He Zi do. Qin, a Chinese diver who won bronze earlier in the Games, got down on bended knee with ring in hand as He stepped off the podium after winning silver in the women’s 3-meter springboard final on Sunday.

Charlotte Dujardin and Dean Goulding do too. Dujardin, who won gold for Britain in the team dressage equestrian event on Monday, was cheered on by her partner Goulding from the stands. After clinching the title, she spotted Goulding holding up a sign: “Can we get married now?”

Romance returned to Rio on Monday with the engagement of Team GB walker Tom Bosworth and partner Harry Dineley. The three-time British record holder, who set a new national mark as he finished sixth in the 20 kilometers, popped the question on Copacabana beach.

Of the four couples featured on NBC Nightly News, two were heterosexual and two were homosexual. NBC Sports doesn’t seem to want to cover gay athletes or even acknowledge them, but NBC News featured the two gay couples like it was another romantic gesture, like any other engagement, just as it should have been.